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40 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PR
Contact Alex Day
Nicholas Poole-Wilson, Donovan Rees, Barbara Scalvini, Andrea Mazzocchi
Telephone 020 7297 4888
Fax 020 7297 4866
Specialists Art, Architecture, Economics, Philosophy, English, European Literature, Early Printing, Islamic World, Natural History, Science & Medicine, Photography, Travel, Manuscripts, Music, Politics, Law, Human Sciences, Archives, Valuations
Bernard Quaritch Ltd
Stand B10

FREEMAN, Arthur.

Julia Alpinula, Pseudo-Heroine of Helvetia: How a Forged Renaissance Epitaph Fostered a National Myth. , The Author 2015

8vo, (235 x 155 mm), pp. 72; four illustrations; in paper wrappers.

Note
Julia Alpinula is a legendary Swiss heroine, whose pathetic fate in AD 69 inspired popular historians, dramatists, artists, and poets – including an infatuated Byron – over a period of more than two hundred years. Her very existence, however, was based entirely on a funerary inscription first published in 1588 and ultimately shown to be a humanist forgery. 'Julia Alpinula' is a fully documented account of her Romantic celebrity, the exposure of the Alpinula myth, and the identification of its scholarly perpetrator.

Arthur Freeman is a rare book dealer and writer living in London. Last year Quaritch published his 'Bibliotheca Fictiva: a Collection of Books and Manuscripts Relating to Literary Forgery 400 BC – AD 2000'. 'Julia Alpinula' is a footnote to that book.

Condition
New
£15